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Felicia Ann Melburn Myrick, age 83, passed away on December 9, 2017 at her home in Huntsville, TX.
Felicia Ann was born in Dallas, Texas on October 13, 1934 to Felix and Marie Melburn. The first three years of her life were in Pidcoke and Devine, Texas where her father was a school teacher. In 1937, the family moved to Georgetown, Texas where her German grandparents lived. She attended elementary and high school in Georgetown and three semesters at Southwestern University where she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and then finished her college education at the University of Texas in Austin.
Felicia graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the age of nineteen with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. Her first job was with the Texas Rice Association in Houston. After that, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she was a secretary with Turner, White, Atwood, McClain and Frances law firm for four years and appeared in a television show about attorneys.
She met the love of her life, Gene Myrick at the TNT (Twenties-Not-Thirties) Sunday School class at Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. They married on June 20, 1959 at the First Methodist Church in Georgetown, Texas and were married for 57 years. Being a Mobil Family, they moved their family many times over the years: Dallas (l year), Richardson (2 years), Midland (3 years), Corpus Christi (3 years), Houston (13 years), and Dallas (3 years). They retired to Huntsville at Elkins Lake in December of 1989 into a home that they thoughtfully designed and built.
After retiring, Felicia and Gene enjoyed traveling to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Panama Canal, Alaska and Hawaii.
Felicia and Gene were members of Methodist Churches in all the cities where they lived and were active in serving each church in many ways. Felicia was a member of the United Methodist Women and was a volunteer at Huntsville Memorial Hospital for twenty-one years. Felicia and Gene were founding directors of the Friends of the Old Town Theatre where they proudly served for fifteen years.
Felicia will be remembered for being a fabulous hostess, an extraordinary cook, a smart bridge player, a tireless volunteer, a knowledge Bible teacher, a devoted wife, and an amazing mom.
The family would like to give their sincere thanks and great appreciation to her wonderful caregivers for the past three years: Pat Oliphant, Charlotte Johnson, Mary Ann Rohrbach and Janice Waldrup. Each of you will forever be in our hearts and a part of our family.
Felicia is survived by her daughter Lauren Edwards and her husband Rocky, her son Mark Myrick and his wife Claire; her grandsons Dustin Nash and wife Lauren, Josh Nash and his wife Colby, Taylor Horton and his wife Sarah, Cody Nash and David Nash; her great-grandchildren, Dalton, Weston, Sutton, Chandler and Valynn.
Services will be held on December 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1016 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77320.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Friends of the Old Town Theatre, (P.O. Box 1431 Huntsville, TX 77342-1431), Huntsville Public Library Friends (1219 13th Street Huntsville, TX 77340) or First United Methodist Church of Huntsville (1016 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77320)
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on December 11, 2017
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